The Securities and Exchange Commission has reappointed Public Company Accounting Oversight Board member Lewis H. Ferguson to a second term on the board.
“I am pleased with the Commission’s reappointment of Lew Ferguson as a PCAOB board member,” said SEC Chair Mary Jo White in a statement. “Lew brings a wealth of institutional knowledge to his position and I look forward to the contributions he will make in his continued service as a board member.”
Ferguson’s new term runs until October 2019. He was originally appointed to the PCAOB in January 2011 and served as its first general counsel from 2004 to 2007. Before joining the PCAOB as a board member, he was a partner in the law firm of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, where he focused on securities regulation and corporate disclosure and governance. Ferguson was a partner at the law firm of Williams & Connolly LLP from 1979 to 1994 and again from 1998 to 2004, specializing in corporate transactions, securities enforcement matters, and representation of audit committees and boards of directors. From 1994 to 1998, he was senior vice president, general counsel, and director of Wright Medical Technology.
In April of this year, Ferguson began a four-year term as chair of the Global Public Policy Committee Working Group of the International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators, or IFIAR, an organization of 50 national audit oversight bodies that operate independently of the accounting profession. He served as chair of IFIAR for two years before that, following a one-year term as vice chair.
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